9780415478403

Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy in the Early Years Foundation Stage

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415478403

  • ISBN10:

    0415478405

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-02-20
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

The Practical Guidance in the Early Years Foundation Stageseries will assist practitioners in the smooth and successful implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage. Each book gives clear and detailed explanations of each aspect of Learning and Development and encourages readers to consider each area within its broadest context to expand and develop their own knowledge and good practice. Practical ideas and activities for all age groups are offered along with a wealth of expertise of how elements from the practice guidance can be implemented within all early years settings. The books include suggestions for the innovative use of everyday ressources, popular books and stories. Children's early communication needs careful nurturing and support. Practitioners will be both challenged and supported by this book which focuses on the skills needed for language and literacy and all aspects of children's interaction with others. The learning opportunities for children need to be relevant for their age group, realistic and challenging. This book gives readers clear explanations and practical ideas to help them establish firm foundations on which children can grow in confidence and become skilful communicators.

Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION CHAPTER ONE Understanding How Children Think from a Theoretical Perspective Learning and Noticing An Historical Perspective Piaget's Theories of Development Piaget's Stages of Development Piaget's Schemas How Schemas Work to Help Children Progress Egocentric Thinking The Relevance of Piaget's Theories to EYFS Practice Vygotsky's Theories of Development Zone of Proximal Development The Relevance of Vygotsky's Theories to EYFS Practice CHAPTER TWO The Development of Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy Problem Solving and Reasoning Numeracy What is Number? What do we Mean by Counting? The Development of Children's Counting Skills Numbers as Symbols Why Use Ordinary and Everyday Materials? Why Sing Nursery Rhymes? CHAPTER THREE The Role of the Early Years Practitioner and the EYFS A Critical Look at the EYFS The Tension between Childcare and Education The Importance of Encouragement When Encouragement Feels Like Pressure The Role of the Early Years Practitioner CHAPTER FOUR Learning Tools and Heuristic Play What are Concepts? Learning Tools Heuristic Play Some Number Concepts Learnt through Heuristic Play CHAPTER FIVE Putting the Principles of the EYFS into Practice A Unique Child Positive Relationships Enabling Environments Learning and Development CHAPTER SIX Numbers as Labels and for Counting - Practical Activities Birth - 11 months 10 - 20 months 16 - 36 months 30 - 50 months 40 - 60+ months CHAPTER SEVEN Calculating - Practical Activities Birth - 20 months 16 - 36 months 30 - 50 months 40 - 60+ months CHAPTER EIGHT Shape, Space and Measures Birth - 11 months 8 - 26 months 22 - 36 months 30 - 50 months 40 - 60+ months REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING

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